Meeting Information

TMTR’s 2018 Train the Trainer Event!

About Our 2018 TMTR Speaker – Shelly Skeen, Esq

Ms. Shelly L. Skeen practices complex commercial litigation, representing businesses across the country in commercial litigation disputes in state and federal trial courts, appellate courts and in arbitrations. After graduating magna cum laude from law school, Shelly began her law practice as a Briefing Attorney for a Texas State Appellate Court of Appeals. Shelly has been a

mediator since 2001, earned a Diploma in International Arbitration, and achieved a “Fellow” designation from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London (CIArb), making her one of less than 475 lawyers in the U.S. holding the Fellow designation. Shelly also handles online free speech, business disparagement and defamation cases as well as probate, guardianship and estate planning for individuals and families, including LGBT individuals and families.

Shelly has appeared before the United States Supreme Court, appeared and argued successfully before the Texas Supreme Court, appeared and argued before the 5th – 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Courts in Texas, Michigan and Illinois, and several Texas State Appellate Courts.

Shelly had the distinguished honor to serve as a Council Member, Vice President, and Former Chair of a LGBT Law Section for the State Bar of Texas. She is the President of the Dallas LGBT Bar Association, and board member of the Coalition for Aging, LGBT, where she served as the Co-Chair of the Policy & Legislative Advocacy Committee.

Shelly was appointed by the President of the State Bar of Texas to serve a three (3) year term on the State Bar of Texas’ CLE Committee. Shelly is also frequent speaker and author and is adjunct faculty for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy where she teaches trial skills to lawyers. She also teaches the Members program for CIArb.

Shelly is the recipient of the State Bar of Texas’ 2016 Franklin Jones Award for the Best Continuing Legal Education Article as voted by her peers. In 2017, Shelly was a speaker at the TMCA Symposium.

Shelly has been accepted into an LL.M. program in law and sexuality at UCLA School of Law where she hopes to graduate by May 2018.


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